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10 millionth .uk domain registration

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It’s been a landmark day for Nominet, the registration service that took over management of the .uk top-level domain name in 1996 when there were 26,000 .uk sites. The one millionth .uk domain name has been registered by a Hampshire-based firm.

Of course it’s an absolute fluke to be the ten millionth registrant but it has bought with it a large amount of publicity. It also highlights just how popular .uk domains are and that they are still growing in popularity. For a UK based company or a company with a vested interest in UK custom it is vital to have your .uk domain name.

Nominet has been growing rapidly each year since it was founded; chief executive Lesley Cowley said “We’ve been growing at around 10% for the past couple of years, it shows the very healthy growth of the UK internet – lots of new businesses getting online and buying what is often their first domain name.”

Around 70% of .uk domain names are renewed at the end of their two-year expiry date making it the world’s second-most popular country code.

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